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UK loans $2.3 billion to Turkey for high-speed rail line

Turkey and the United Kingdom have gotten closer economically recently, which is in part related to tensions with the European Union.
Turkey rail

The British government has announced a loan to Turkey for a high-speed railway line. 

The United Kingdom’s Export Finance department will loan Turkey $2.33 billion to build the 503 kilometers (312 miles) of high-speed electric railway connecting the capital Ankara to the coastal city Izmir. The loan, meant to reduce carbon emissions, is structured by the British financial services firm Standard Chartered and the Swiss bank Credit Suisse, UK Export Finance said in a press release. 

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